daniel keyes, md

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Emergency Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Health System


Dr. Keyes is Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department Of Emergency Medicine, St Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, and serves as faculty for the University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine (IM), Emergency Medicine (EM) and Medical Toxicology.  He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine, completed residencies in Internal Medicine and  Emergency Medicine at the UCLA. He completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University before becoming full-time EM faculty at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical (UTSW) Center in Dallas. At UTSW he was Associate Professor and Chief of the Section of Medical Toxicology, serving as the Medical Director of the North Texas Poison Center for 10 years. He founded and served as Program Director for the Medical Toxicology Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, which continues to be active in research and training.  After serving as a faculty Fulbright Scholar at the Technion University, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Israel, he came to Michigan in 2009 to serve in his current capacity.

Dr. Keyes' clinical research interests are in the area of geriatrics including use of the emergency department by seniors, geriatric depression, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and medical toxicology.  Dr. Keyes has authored and co-authored numerous publications in medical toxicolgy  VTE; and related fields. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for the book, "Medical Response to Terrorism: Preparedness and Clinical Practice" (Lippincott). Dr. Keyes serves as the Research Director for the Emergency Medicine Research Unit at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital System, Ann Arbor.  He is also interested in faculty development, and engagement of community hospital - university training program physicians with scholarly activity including clinical research.  He serves on various committees of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and has developed and presented several didactic sessions for this national academic organization.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Medical Toxicology.

The SJMHS, Ann Arbor Emergency Medicine Research Unit includes two experienced clinical research coordinator RNs and an extensive supportive staff with the ability to support a wide variety of federally-funded and investigator-initiated research projects. As part of this research unit, Dr. Keyes and colleagues established the  Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) in 2010.  This program provides motivated, highly selected and prepared undergraduate university students to work in a variety of hospital settings, both inside and outside of the Emergency Room, to enroll patients in clinical research studies.  Participants in this program have had opportunities to collaborate with scientific publication, and many participates have been able to go on to study in medical school. This team of research associates complement a fully-featured research program which is able provide excellent support for a wide array of clinical research projects, whether intramural or across multiple research sites.

Dr. Keyes enjoys hiking, kayaking and sailing along with his wife and three children.